|

How to Make Burlap Flowers

How to Make Burlap Flowers

How to make burlap flowers

I had some burlap ribbon that I got on sale last year after Thanksgiving and completely forgot about it.  I came across it today and thought I would make these rustic burlap flowers with it.  This is a super simple project that comes out looking beautiful and rustic.  This is a perfect home decor project for any time of the year.  I used some burlap, hot glue and floral wire to make my burlap flowers or you could just as easily place these on a wreath or as another decorative element. I got all of my materials at my local craft store for very little money.  Even the glass vase I used was on sale.  I always love saving money and this was definitely a money saver.

What you will Need:

  • 3 colors of burlap ribbon that measures at least 2″ wide
  • Hot Glue
  • 1 coordinating felt square
  • Floral Wire (Optional)
How to make burlap flowers
What you will Need Burlap Flowers

Step 1: How to Make Burlap Flowers

Cut 5 -6 pieces of ribbon 30″ long.  My ribbon was 5″ wide so I cut it in half to measure 2 1/2″ wide. I don’t think that I would go much wider than that.

Step 2: How to Make Burlap Flowers

Take one end of the ribbon and fold it in half.  Roll the ribbon a few times then stop. This will be the center of the flower.  You no longer have to hold the ribbon in half.

How to make burlap flowers
Fold the end of the ribbon in half
How to make burlap flowers
Roll up the end of the Ribbon to make the Center

Step 3: How to Make Burlap Flowers

Begin twisting the ribbon as you rotate it around the center you just created.   This creates the petals of the flower.  Continue to hold the flower as you twist and rotate the ribbon.

How to make burlap flowers
Begin twisting and rotating the Ribbon to make the Petals
How to make burlap flowers
Continue to twist and rotate the burlap

Step 4: How to Make Burlap Flowers

Once you get to the end, hot glue the end to the bottom of the flower.  Add a circle of felt to the bottom to hold everything together.  You may notice that some of the flower comes unwound. Just add a dollop of hot glue to secure it.

How to make burlap flowers
Wrap all the way around the center
How to make burlap flowers
Add a piece of felt

Step 5: How to Make Burlap Flowers

Add the floral wire to the bottom of the flower by poking it between the felt pieces and through the burlap.  Twist the two halves of the wire together. Place into a container for a nice bouquet of burlap flowers.

How to make burlap flowers
Add the floral wire
How to make burlap flowers
Finished Burlap Flowers
Print Friendly, PDF & Email
 

Similar Posts

Looking Forward to Reading your Thoughts on this Project

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.